I have always loved to read. When I started, I remember being in awe of the characters created within the stories — how I could be a witness to their thoughts and emotions, how I felt like they were my friends and, in a way, how I could find pieces of myself in each of them. Naturally, my love of reading turned into a passion for writing.
Allergies are one of the most common conditions in the United States. They are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness with more than 50 million people experiencing a form of allergic reaction every year.
As we approach Juneteenth and begin paying homage to prominent African Americans in dentistry, it is nearly impossible not to think of Dr. Robert Tanner Freeman, Dr. George F. Grant and Dr. Ida Gray Nelson Rollins.
Our incredible brains consist of 100 billion neurons to perform exquisite cognitive functions such as interpreting, predicting, and responding to relevant stimuli. But that does not make problem-solving easy, particularly when it comes to patient care.
The kitchen table in my family home isn’t just a kitchen table. Sure, my family eats there, but it’s also the place where my dad reviews his patient charts and schedule for the week and where he reads his dental journals.
Dentistry is more than fixing teeth and treating the oral cavity. It is a profession that requires the intellect and skills to treat and interact with patients.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has a global prevalence of 9-38%, with cases in the United States estimated at around 54 million. OSA is considered a sleep-related breathing disorder that accounts for obstruction of the upper airway, causing apneas.